PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a shooting victim’s body was found lying in the middle of a street in the city’s South Oakland section Monday evening.
Pittsburgh Police were first called to the 3200 block of Ward Street just before 5:45 p.m. after the man’s body was discovered.
The immediate area was cleared, to help preserve the integrity of any possible evidence.
Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Alicia George said the victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He has since been identified as 24-year-old Hasan Ishmael Abdul-Rabb.
Two hours later, University of Pittsburgh Police tweeted that the man appeared to be a shooting victim in McKeesport, and he was driven to Ward Street where his body was dumped. However, that tweet was later deleted.
City police are still leading the investigation. Usually, if there’s a fatal or serious shooting in McKeesport, Allegheny County Police are called in to assist in the investigation. But as of late Monday night, they were not involved.
Officials say no arrests have been made, and they are looking for witnesses.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Pittsburgh Police at 412-323-7800.